GARDEN EDUCATION OFFICER, HEREFORD
Part Time Job Share (20 hours/week)
We have a new vacancy for a GARDEN EDUCATION OFFICER to join our newly expanding not-for-profit organisation. The postholder will lead on a varied programme of children’s, youth, schools, family and adult garden-based workshops from the new Growing Local Education Garden in South Wye, Hereford.
If you have prior teaching experience, a passion for growing vegetables and horticulture and an enthusiasm to work with people of all ages to nurture a love for growing then please do get in touch.
The Education Garden forms part of the Growing Local Gardens project that will include a CSA (community supported agriculture) community market garden, orchards and a community hub building featuring a field to fork school and indoor teaching space, community cafe and farm shop. The Growing Local Gardens are part of the Southside Project, one of 15 projects funded by Hereford’s Stronger Towns Fund.
The new Education Garden is being constructed with the assistance of young people from across the city. It is situated on our newly acquired 19 acre site on the southern edge of Hereford. The educational garden will be approximately 1600 sq meters and will house two polytunnels, garden sheds, a field shelter and basic field kitchen.
Growing Local CIC was established in 2009 to connect the local community with the land and offers a range of land, gardening and food based education. Until recently it operated a veg box scheme and a children’s educational garden on a local farm and continues to work with children, families and adults on food education and community cook events. The acquisition of this new site is an exciting and dynamic expansion of the organisation.
Growing Local aspire to champion a collaborative work culture of mutual responsibility, trust, sharing of skills and the facilitating of improved work/life balance.